Reply To: Bev Maahs & Wolfy


Question: Is it okay for me to ask for a down once he indicates his box with the paw? I have found if I do not ask for it he will flip the box (it goes flying) and then pull the paper towel out or pick that up or the box. As amusing as he finds this, it is totally not what I want. This is the reason I have not entered him in scent detection competitions, because he has this enthusiasm, for this but they want passive alerts. Anyway, he paws the box, and I ask for a down after. Is that ok? I am not sure how this will translate into truffle hunting, he is a large 90 pound dog with and digging would be great I guess as long as he does not get the truffle. Any advice on this?